well...we had to cancel some poor couple's wedding and reception, but the green hills of ohio are once again going to echo with the sound of hundreds of machineguns roaring!
THE EVENT: BULLETFEST IV
this is the 4th year i've been pleased to host what has become the world's largest cyber-shooter's event! last year, we had over 600 (probably closer to 800) folks, shoulder-to-shoulder, on the firingline! this year, we should have more than 1000 shooters present.
this event has become famous for the number of machineguns running simultaneuosly, from full auto handguns and subguns to shoulder fired machineguns to crew-served, tripod mounted machineguns to miniguns...bulletfest has it...and more!
anti-tank rifles, morters and howitzers will grace our firingline this year.
literally, our firingline is manytimes the size of knob creek's. for those of you that have been to hiram maxin or knob creek....you just ain't seen nuthin' yet!
if you want to see the fun we had last summer, go to www.tandcreative.com and order a copy of BULLETFEST III, WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS dvd or vhs and get fired up for this year's event!
i provide plenty of steel targets (appliances, vehicles, etc.) for you to shred and you are welcome to bring your own 'junk' to put on the berm (subject to approval, of course). i provide all the cleanup after you've gone home...with some help from some good friends!
this year, we will have a wider, deeper range that is on private property to have our fun on.
WHEN: saturday, june 28th, 2003 setup will start friday morning at first shots will be at 9:30am saturday and go untill 6pm with a cease fire for lunch and small breaks to re-set the targets or correct anything that may arise.
snode's melon farm and restored country barn
6052 arrow road / minerva, ohio 44657
carroll county (for those of you that need to get those 20's going!)
arrow road runs south out of minerva (murray avenue becomes arrow road) and runs to state route 43. snode's is located 5 miles south of minerva and 3 miles north of route 43.
COST: in the past, bulletfest has been a free event, with most folks donating $5-20 to the local gun club it used to be held on. unfortunately, we've outgrown that facility and we had to relocate onto private property. the cost will be $10 per person (at the gate) to get onto the firingline. appropriate waivers must be signed, as is the norm for this type of event.
EYR AND EAR protection is required! no exceptions. i don't want to see anyone get anything more serious than a burned hand!
WHAT TO BRING: sun shade instant-up type shelters, coolers, water/pop/juice, a plastic tarp for your firing position (ground tarped for ease of cleanup), rifle racks, ready line tables...all the usuall tools and supplies for a day of fun.
WHAT TO EXPECT: more than one half-million rounds going downrange and lots of noise!
WEATHER: the last three bulletfests have ben sunny and hot! we've had a high of 95° and last year it was a pleasant 85°. stay hydrated! although bulletfest has yet to see any rain, it can rain very hard in a monments notice. again, be prepared.
AMMO vendors will be onsite! be prepared! last year, due to emergency, they were late to show up and guys were bumming ammo by 10am! bring plenty of ammo! you'll need it!
GUNSHOW: there will be an area set up for you to set up your tables and buy/sell firearms (legal purchases only!) and firearm related item. space will be provided for a very nominal fee.
RESTAURANT: there will be food sold onsite, including breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks/pop/etc. available thru out the day.
once again, the action will be captured by professional videographers. if you are paranoid about seeing your mug on video...stay home! this is a family oriented, fun event and we would rather not have the tinfoil hat crowd around, anyway!
CAMPING AND MOTEL INFO: will be posted soon!
i hope to see all my old friends, and a bunch of new ones, on the firingline this year!
please feel free to email me for additional information and to answer your specific questions.
more info to come as i get it worked out and as i find time.
please respond in the tacked post in general discussion on the ak side of this board...it makes it simpler for me to look after one post than the 20-30 that will be running all over the web's gun forums! thanks!